UK Tier 5 Kickstart package
The working holiday has been a popular option for thousands of young travellers for many years. The Tier 5 working holiday visa allows just about anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 to live and work in the UK for up to two years. This is a fantastic way to experience all that the UK has to offer, as well as travel through Europe.
To get a Tier 5 visa, you must:
- Hold a passport from one of the participating countries (like Australia and New Zealand)
- Be between the ages of 18 and 30
- Have proof of funds equal to, or exceeding, £1,890
- Not have been granted the Tier 5 visa previously
You don’t qualify if you:
- Have children who you are financially responsible for
- Have children who live with you
Work in the UK and earn Pounds
On this working holiday visa you are allowed to work in most fields when you get to the UK, but there are a few restrictions. Under Tier 5 regulations, you may not work as a professional sportsperson, doctor or dentist. You also may not access UK public funds. Other than that, there are no overbearing restrictions on this visa during your two-year stay; which explains why it remains so popular.
Travel around Europe
A great thing about the Tier 5 visa is that it allows you to enter and exit the UK multiple times freely. So if you’re an Australian on a Tier 5 visa, you can travel around Europe’s Schengen zone for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
Applying for a Tier 5 visa
You’ll need to apply via UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) entry clearance procedure. This is a three-stage application process that includes online application forms, face-to-face biometric interviews and the submission of documents to a processing centre.
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